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Knopman Marks Series Exams At-A-Glance

It’s a Wrap!  We have just concluded a 10-part blog series featuring many of our exclusive “At-A-Glance” study guides.  These guides were distilled from over 100 years of combined instructional expertise in Series exam prep. Do yourself a favor and take advantage of these resources any time you need a proven strategy for passing a series exam. And please pass them on – all are invited to benefit from our vast experience.

Three Takeaways

In the Series exam world, each exam has its own “personality”.  FINRA, MSRB, and NASAA exams all differ in style and perspective; principal and rep level exams emphasize different aspects of the same rules.  The At-A-Glance study guides drill down to the core of each exam to expose its nuances. Our objective is to minimize the surprise factor when you test.  We want you to feel confident so you can earn your passing score with reduced stress.

While the focus of every exam is different, below are three critical success tactics that apply regardless of the exam you are preparing for.

1)     Take time to develop a study strategy that works with your schedule. Prioritize it and work it thoroughly so that you peak at the right time.

2)     Don’t take any of these exams lightly.  Your experience in and knowledge of financial markets is not enough.  You need to review material and especially practice plenty of questions to master the information and its application in test questions.

3)     Be realistic about your readiness.  Our guides define the scores you should achieve on practice exams before you test.  Don’t expect a miracle at the test center if you’re not achieving the target scores.

Need Help as you Prepare?

Knopman Marks invites you to stay in touch with us for guidance as you prepare for any Series exam.  Our mission as your Series exam prep partner is put you on the path to success. Questions? Email us at [email protected] for help at any time.

Marcia Larson is Vice President, Faculty, at Knopman Marks Financial Training, New York, NY. She has extensive experience in financial licensing and regulatory training, having authored, developed and presented courseware for numerous securities and insurance exam preparation and continuing education and compliance programs. Before joining Knopman Marks, Marcia was Director of Annuity Products and Business Development at CUNA Mutual Group, where she developed and marketed industry-leading annuity products and retirement solutions and implemented distribution relationships. She was previously VP, Securities Products for Kaplan Financial, managing securities training products and subsequently, international training and businesses development. Marcia has trained thousands of financial industry exam candidates throughout their careers, and also college students as an adjunct professor. Marcia was a summa cum laude graduate of Wartburg College with degrees in Business Administration and Piano Performance. Marcia also holds the designations of Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), and Fellow Life Management Institute™ (FLMI®). She currently teaches the SIE, Series 6, 7, 24, 50, 52, 63, 65, and 66 exams.